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Source: Hong Kong Government special administrative region

Craft Beer Pavilion debuts; Public Day on Saturday for wine lovers
6 November 2019 – The 12th Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is set to open tomorrow (7 November) and continues till Saturday (9 November) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
Converging 1,075 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions, the 12th Wine & Spirits Fair will feature 20 pavilions from wine-producing regions, trade associations, as well as governmental bodies looking to promote their quality wine and spirits. This year, Japan’s Tottori Prefecture will host its debut pavilion at the fair, while the pavilions from the Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, coupled with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will all expand in scale.
In addition to the Liquor & Beverage Products Zone, other zones include Whisky and Spirits, Beer and the World of Olive Oil. This year, a Craft Beer Pavilion is being launched as part of the broader Beer Zone, featuring an assortment of quality craft brews from Hong Kong.
During the three-day fair, close to 60 special events will be hosted, including a seminar featuring Tadashi Agi, the author of the famous wine manga comics, The Drops of God, who will share his insights into Matching Japanese Wine & Cantonese Cuisine tomorrow. Other events include tasting sessions, master classes, cocktail demonstrations, the Wine Industry Conference, thematic seminars, mixologist competitions and educational talks.
Riding on its resounding success last year, the HKTDC is once again co-organising the Asia Wine Academy with the School of Hotel and Tourism Management of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. This year, the academy will feature Lu Yang, the world’s first Chinese Master Sommelier, together with Jeannie Cho Lee, Master of Wine, who will host a series of courses titled “Looking into Variations of Cabernet”. Participants who complete the courses will be awarded a certificate. Members of the public could enroll in a single course of the Asia Wine Academy at a special price of HK$495, or all courses at a special price of HK$880 at the fair. Participants will receive a complimentary Wine & Spirits Fair Public Day ticket and a Lucaris crystal wine glass (for redemption on 9 November only) –­ a package with a total value of HK$1,300 – on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last.
Public Day for Wine Lovers
On Saturday (9 November), the fair’s Public Day, the event will open to members of the public aged 18 or above, with tickets available on-site at HK$200. From now until Friday (8 November), members of the public can purchase a Public Day ticket at the special price of HK$99 through AlipayHK APP, HKTVmall, HoKoBuy, Ticketflap, Price.com, Timable, Yahoo Deals and O2OshopHK. Ticket buyers will receive a Lucaris crystal wine glass on a first-come, first-served basis while stocks last.
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The 12th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is set to open at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre tomorrow (7 November) and run until Saturday (9 November). Johnny Wan, HKTDC Director, Exhibitions Market Development, announced details of the event at a press briefing today

The Southern United States Trade Association, USA brought three whisky producers to the show, including the famous Tennessee Whiskey producer Uncle Nearest

The Czech Pavilion exhibits a variety of absinthe. In addition to the traditional versions, there are special editions with extra herbs and even macerated beetle

The precious Amador Diez, from Rueda D.O. of Spain, is produced with grapes from a 100-year-old vine and for only 2,000 bottles a year

The Japanese Wakayama Craft Gin made with the traditional shochu methods produces a unique Japanese style gin

Media enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC’s Communications and Public Affairs Department:
Iris Chow                   Tel: (852) 2584 4537                       Email: iris.cc.chow@hktdc.org
Agnes Wat                 Tel: (852) 2584 4554                       Email: agnes.ky.wat@hktdc.org
Media registration
Media representatives wishing to cover the event may register on-site with their business cards and/or media identification.
To view press releases in Chinese, please visit http://mediaroom.hktdc.com/tc
About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong’s businesses. With 50 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With more than 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing business insights and information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus.

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